This is not, however, because Congress and the White House have reached an agreement that suspends sequestration
and puts in place a balanced and responsible plan for deficit reduction.
Predictably, those who said they had felt no impact of sequestration
in their lives were more optimistic about the country's economic recovery than those who said they had.
Of those, 58 percent said the sequestration
budget cuts would impact their organizations, while 22 percent said they would not.
The majority of Americans still don't know enough to say whether the federal budget sequestration
cuts are a good thing or a bad thing for the country -- as has generally been the case since they went into effect.
According to congressional aides, many domestic programs affected by sequestration
have seen their current year funding cut by approximately 5 percent because of sequestration
, which was approved by Congress in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling.
The order said "budgetary resources subject to sequestration
shall be new budget authority, unobligated balances of defense function accounts carried over from prior fiscal years, direct spending authority, and obligation limitations.
President Obama has said he would be open to a smaller deal that would include cuts, entitlement reform, and new tax revenues to avoid sequestration
, which he said would be devastating to the nation's fragile economic recovery.
For other, forward-funded programs, sequestration
would not reduce funds until the 2013-14 school year, although school districts will be making hiring decisions this spring and will have to plan on less funding.
Hey, Texplainer: All anyone is talking about right now is sequestration
and the harm it might do to our government.
That's why the sequestration
cuts are only a start.
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defense budget, experts from across the political spectrum agree that the indiscriminate budget cuts that would occur under sequestration
are not a sensible process for reducing spending.